When choosing catering equipment it is always a good idea to do your research.
Catering equipment is a must for any restaurant or catering company, but if you are just coming into this industry knowing where to buy and what to buy may seem like a daunting task, well it does not have to be. Doing research on what you need and how much of it you need, will make process go a lot smoother. The equipment used for a catering company or restaurant is fairly different from your standard kitchen appliances and with a higher price tag you need to ensure that you are buying the best as it is an investment after-all.
- Know your Needs
Identify which types of equipment you are going to need, will you need chaffers? Convection ovens? Dishwashers? Etc. Depending on the type of business you will be venturing into, it will determine the type of equipment you are going to require, so know and understand your business needs.
Money. Money, Money…Let’s get the sore subject out of the way. Know exactly how much you are willing to spend on equipment. There is no point in you wanting a lobster on a tuna fish budget, in other words do not spend more than what you have and put yourself in trouble before the business even develops wings to fly. Set your budget before-hand.
- Size of the business and equipment.
Determine the size of your business. E.g. Are you a restaurant that serves 200 meals a day? Or 50 meals a day? The more meals your serve the larger your equipment needs will be.
It’s all good and well buying the biggest equipment available but if you do not have enough space to put it in, then there’s really no point. Determine how much space you have and how much space you will need for your new equipment.
- Once you’ve decided on the type and size of equipment you’d like to purchase, be sure to check for the warranty. Some companies do offer maintenance and repair services. You may need these services in the future.
The over-all lesson is you should always do your research before making a big purchase. You should not only know your needs but know which brands are considered the best and most reliable in the industry. Cats Catering Equipment stocks the best brands at competitive prices, so you know you’ll be getting true value for your money.